Rikke Hagen’s background is in product design, glass and ceramics. She graduated from the Denmark School of Design in 1998. From 1998 to 2008 Rikke Hagen owned a unique glass workshop, where she produced her own limited editions in glass. In 2004, as the demand for Rikke Hagen’s product design continued to rise, Rikke took the first steps towards establishing her design studio "copen hagen". Under the copen hagen name, Rikke Hagen develops her own designs and works with product development for companies such as Normann Copenhagen. Today, Rikke Hagen focuses on the design process. From idea generation and concept building to the finished product. In 2008 copen hagen presented its first product line at the Maison de Object fair in Paris.